Size and scale effects in composites: II. Unidirectional laminates
Sutherland, L.S., Shenoi, R.A. and Lewis, S.M. (1999) Size and scale effects in composites: II. Unidirectional laminates. Composites Science and Technology, 59, (2), 221-233. (doi:10.1016/S0266-3538(98)00083-9).
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This paper is concerned with the scale and size effects in the strength characterisation of composite materials with particular reference to hand laid-up unidirectional laminates. Attention has been focused on the tensile and flexural strengths of glass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy laminates. The experiments have been designed through the use of statistical, factorial-based techniques, whereby a more comprehensive analysis of the inter-relationship between different parameters and their influence on strength can be made. The work highlights the importance of fabrication factors and the distinguishing difference between scale effects and size effects.
|Keywords:||scale effects, size effects, frp, composites, dimensional analysis, weibull analysis, factorial experiments|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TS Manufactures
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Statistics
|Date Deposited:||19 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 02:10|
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